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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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Eight reasons to add a notebook to your survival gear

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My everyday carry gear – everywhere – includes a notebook and a pen or pencil. Here is why these are important.

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L.T. Wright Genesis knife proves its worth in backcountry scout bushcraft adventure

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My former L.T. Wright Genesis, that is now in the capable hands of an active scoutmaster, proved its worth on a scout river trip.

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Review: The STM Drifter daypack works in any wilderness/urban environment

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Turns out this city slicker man purse is also a darn good wilderness daypack. I got the STM Drifter to carry my laptop. But it works really well in other environments.

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Review: Polar Pure can solve water disinfectant needs

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Pure drinking water is a necessity anywhere. This product is an efficient way to quickly disinfect water from questionable drinking sources.

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Badass big knife: We review the Southern Grind Bowie/machete

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A good machete is very versatile and can add a lot to your survival gear. I’ve been field testing the Southern Grind® GranDaddy G1, and it’s proving to be a real workhorse.

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Try these effective methods to carry water in your survival kit

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Being able to carry sufficient water is a survival must. Dehydration can cause you to collapse in the heat or in the cold, and it can kill you. Every survival kit should have some way to carry and purify water.

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Review: Bark River Crash Ax proves its worth

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The Bark River Crash Ax performs way above its weight class. Here is what I found about ax’s performance on a Mississippi River canoe trip.

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Any of these lightweight saws are a better choice than a saw blade spine.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to choose the best saw for a survival kit

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Saw or axe? Here’s some advice from a long-time survival expert.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Which knife is best for survival situations?

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Survival knives: Which one is best? This post, by internationally-known survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt, may help you make a good decision on which knife to include in your survival kit.

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